Blind man experiences first ever baby scan after friend creates embroidered version

A blind man who lost his sight as a teenager was given 'the best Christmas present ever,' as he prepares to become a dad for the first time this year.

Nathan Edge, from Mansfield, lost sight in both eyes when he was 19 years old. It meant he was unable to see the very first scan of his 12-week-baby.

But, Nathan was unaware that a friend was weaving some Christmas magic, making an embroidered image of his baby.

It was made using multiple webs of different levels of thickness, creating a 3D tactile version of the picture.

When he first felt the picture, he said he couldn't believe it:

I was shocked. I didn't think anything like that was possible, let alone it coming from a friend who just had the idea. First of all that shock, that amazement, that actually now - just like everybody else - I'm included in this special part of the journey.

Nathan Edge

The couple will also be given a 20-week scan embroidered by their friend - who hopes to make them for all future scans.